Around the World – Amateurs continue to dominate US Circuit

5th Jul 2018

Find the latest news on all our Western Australian professional golfers travelling around the globe.

Professionals:

Minjee Lee continues to be at the forefront of Australian golf in 2018, with the 22-year-old gaining another top 30 finish at a major, leaving her in 10th position in the world Rankings.

Although Lee would have preferred a better performance over the four days, the Royal Fremantle local still took home north of $34,000.

Hannah Green has returned home for a rest after a gruelling first six months on the LPGA. Green will look to attack the second half of the year as she progresses her way towards maintaining her card.

Jason Scrivener and Brett Rumford will tee off at the Irish Open this week, with the Ballyliffin Golf Club playing host to the prestigious European Tour event.

Curtis Luck finished 53rd last week at the Lincoln Land Charity Championship as the Cottesloe member continues to find his way on the Web.com Tour.

Amateurs:

The Amateur scene is where Western Australia is making waves currently with our top athletes taking the world by storm.

Maddison Hinson Tolchard provided one of the highlights of the year by qualifying for the US Junior Girls’ at Pebble Beach this month.

The reigning Australian Junior Champion continued her stellar season in the Wisconsin qualifying event, carding a three-under-par 67 to finish at the top of the leader board. Only three of a possible 40 girls went through, adding to the incredible feat.

Kirsten Rudgeley has follower her counterpart in stunning fashion this morning, finishing as the top qualifier for the match play round at the English Women’s Open. Rudgeley fired a second round 67 to finish six shots clear of her closest rival.

Josh Greer is into another semi-final at the Scottish Boys’ Amateur at the Moray Golf Club Old Course, with the Joondalup resident hopeful of taking home the title after finishing second in 2017. Fellow Scotsman Connor McKinney wasn’t so successful, knocked out in the earlier rounds.

Haydn Barron leads the line of male Amateurs with another top 20 finish, this time at the European Amateur in the Netherlands.

The WAGC youngster had a 13th place finish only four shots from the overall winner, with himself, Kiran Day and Min Woo Lee now heading to the Golf Australia Camp in Houston.

Lee, 19, has moved onto the American Amateur circuit with some success this week, finishing third in the Sahalee Players Championship in Washington.

The World Number 6 Amateur finished second in the tournament in 2017, and will now compete in the Players Amateur on the 11th of July.

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